Tag: Max Schachter

Florida schools roundup: Investigation on testing urged, security deal and more

Testing investigation: Six conservative legislators are calling on the Florida Department of Education to investigate whether three school districts deliberately limited the number of low-performing 7th-graders taking the state end-of-course civics exam in order to earn better school grades from the state. Sen. Dennis Baxley and Reps.¬†Jason Fischer, Michael Bileca,¬†[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School security app, portables, voting and more

School security: The Florida Department of Education and the Attorney General’s Office are collaborating to build a suspicious activity reporting app for students and others that would allow them to anonymously report “unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities” to local law enforcement. The app, called Fortify FL, is[Read More…]